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Court boots out Claims of Trafficker against Lawyers

A convicted drug trafficker whose claim that three defence lawyers had failed to present his case according to his instructions during his trial was dismissed by the High Court for want of merit.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court rejects Doc's Bid to halt Probe; urges against Undue Delay

The High Court has denied a bid by a doctor to stop a disciplinary tribunal probe against him alleging substantial prejudice from the "inordinate delay" it had taken for his case to be referred to the tribunal by a complaints committee.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court rules Singapore Swimming Club did not Defame 'Trespasser' for putting up her Picture as One

A defamation suit brought by a woman against a club for putting up a notice with her picture declaring she had trespassed and was to be treated as persona non grata was dismissed by the District Judge who said the act of the club did not defame the guest.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

BVU v BVX

Arbitration - Award - Recourse against award - Setting aside

Date: 13 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 69; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Lim Koon Eng Jeremiah

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 14 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 71; Source: Singapore Law Watch

B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd

Contract - Breach; Contract - Mistake - Mistake of fact; Trusts - Breach of trust

Date: 14 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC(I) 3; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Daughter of Hour Glass founders loses Appeal

The daughter of the founders of luxury watch retailer Hour Glass lost her appeal in the High Court against 22 months' jail for repeatedly abusing drugs for more than two years, and will start her jail sentence for drug abuse next month.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v BND

Criminal law - Offences - Rape; Criminal procedure and sentencing - Statements - Admissibility; Criminal procedure and sentencing - Sentencing - Sexual offences

Date: 28 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 49; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v BSR

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Fellatio by a person under 14 years of age - Aggravating factors; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Prevention of Human Trafficking Act - Aggravating factors; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Outrage of modesty of a person under 14 years of age - Aggravatin ...

Date: 12 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 64; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lee Hsien Loong v Leong Sze Hian

Civil Procedure - Striking out

Date: 12 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 66; Source: Singapore Law Watch

High Court dismisses Blogger's bid to strike out PM's Libel Suit

Blogger Leong Sze's application to strike out Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's claim against him for defamation has been dismissed by the High Court, and as a result, the case is set to go to trial.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Top Court upholds Reformative Training for low-IQ Teen Rapist

The five-judge Court of Appeal have rejected the prosecution's appeal for the lengthy jail term and caning of an intellectually disabled teen who was accused of rape, and concluded that reformative training was the "less imperfect and only principled option" under all the circumstances of the case.
Date: 13 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Singaporean Doctor to be jailed Two Years after Losing Appeal

The Doctor who tried to help his American partner who is heavily linked with the HIV registry leak, a pass to work in Singapore by duping the authorities has lost his appeal against his conviction and two-year jail sentence.
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Call for feedback on IP (Dispute Resolution) Bill

Feedback on the proposed new IP (Dispute Resolution) Bill has been called for by the Ministry of Law, as it will amend several IP Acts, as well as the State Courts Act, to grant the High Court exclusive jurisdiction over most civil IP disputes.
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court rejects Doc's Bid to halt Probe; urges against Undue Delay

The High Court has denied a bid by a doctor to stop a disciplinary tribunal probe against him alleging substantial prejudice from the "inordinate delay" it had taken for his case to be referred to the tribunal ...

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Call for feedback on IP (Dispute Resolution) Bill

Feedback on the proposed new IP (Dispute Resolution) Bill has been called for by the Ministry of Law, as it will amend several IP Acts, as well as the State Courts Act, to grant the High Court exclusive ju ...

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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